1000 Calorie Workout Scam

Quick Sunday 5am post.

I see a lot of ‘1000 calorie workouts’ or ‘Quick 500 calorie workout’. Here is the straight dope.

  1. They’re a scam. The number of calories you burn depends on a lot of things. Especially body weight and intensity.
  2. A 250 lbs guy will burn ~ 300 calories if he ran 2 miles at ~7 mph. A 110 lbs chick will probably burn about half to two-thirds the calories if she ran the same distance at the same speed.
  3. You might be able to do a kettlebell workout with much greater intensity than I can, hence burning more calories that I do in a specific workout.
  4. Burning 500 calories in 20 mins is not easy. If you’re a ranked beginner chances are that you don’t know how to take yourself to failure. You need to already be pretty well conditioned in order to crack up the intensity to crazy heights. That said, well conditioned athletes burn less calories during long endurance events since they have mastered the art of controlling energy expenditure based on activity.
  5. Interval training or high intensity conditioning workouts don’t burn as many calories during the workout. But they do increase your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and ramp up energy (calorie) consumption for the next 24-48 hours.

The only way to chop off 1000 calories from your daily caloric intake….

Find out how to burn these calories? Don’t fuckin eat em!

So stay way from these stupid ads claiming that they will burn a specific amount of calories in very little time or whatever crap. Eat clean. Eat less. Move more. Stay lean.

Happy Sunday kids.

One response to “1000 Calorie Workout Scam

  1. Lifetime Wellness October 17, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I love how straight forward you are! It’s sad that marketers prey on uninformed desperate people. Enjoyed as always.

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